More than 69 million Americans are under winter weather alerts as a significant storm swipes across the country. The storm system, which has already slammed portions of Minnesota and Iowa, is expected to bring up to half a foot of snow to Nashville, Tennessee. Meanwhile, North Carolina is already under a state of emergency. NBC’s Kathy Park reports for Weekend TODAY and Somara Theodore has the forecast.
It’s a desperate plea from an American stranded in Jamaica. Lauren Senft flew to the Caribbean last week for a quick three-day getaway at the stunning Bahia Beach Resort. To get back home to Atlanta, she had to take a mandatory COVID test, but it came back positive. Now, she’s stuck in Jamaica, bound by the strict guidelines of local authorities. The State Department has issued a “do not travel” advisory for almost every nation on Earth as the Omicron variant surges.
Dramatic bodycam footage shows first responders urgently evacuating people during the catastrophic wildfire that swept through Boulder, Colorado, last month. Sheriff deputies went door to door making sure everyone, including pets, got to safety. They even rescued horses at a local stable. As smoke overtook a popular shopping center, deputies ran through Costco evacuating customers as flames encroached the back of the store. The newly released footage shows just how dire the situation was.
If you’re expecting a package and didn’t get it, it may have been stolen off a train near downtown Los Angeles. Trains carrying crates of orders are being robbed, leaving packages strewn across a Union Pacific Railroad track. As freight trains slow down or stop, thieves leap aboard with bolt cutters, open giant containers and take whatever they want. Left behind are hundreds if not thousands of packages — some empty and some not. Some of the boxes held retail goods bound for empty store shelves.
In the summer of 1987, a group of pirates aboard a ship three miles off the coast of Long Island infiltrated the New York City radio airwaves. They hijacked the frequencies in the name of free speech and better music, they said. In 1980s New York City, this might seem like a minor infraction, but their actions were highly illegal. “New York Gritty” host Sal Bono introduces you to the mastermind behind it all and the story of how they fought the law, but the law won.